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Pictured here: Frederic Remington, Capt. Grimes’s Battery Going Up El Poso Hill, 1898, black and white oil on canvas, 26 ½ x 39 ¾”, Bequest of Mr. Robert Purcell, Frederic Remington Art Museum 1992.002. 

 
Remington Museum Program Considers “Capt. Grimes’s Battery Going Up El Poso Hill”
 
Ogdensburg, NY — The Frederic Remington Art Museum invites the public to participate in one of April’s “Consider This” programs, focusing on Frederic Remington’s 1898 painting “Capt. Grimes’s Battery Going Up El Poso Hill.” This program offers guided exploration of a single work of art on display at the Remington Museum. “Consider This” is for all ability levels, and no art background is required. Participants simply need an interest in joining the conversation. A different artwork is featured each month, with three program sessions to choose from in April: Friday, April 5 (on-site), Friday, April 12 (hybrid on-site/virtual), and Thursday, April 25 (hybrid on-site/virtual).
 
Two sessions are offered in a hybrid on-site/virtual format, in which participants can join the conversation remotely via Zoom or in person at the Museum. The other session is offered only on-site at the Museum. Programs are offered at noon, so that even working people can join the conversation during their lunch and bring art into their workday. Participation via Zoom is free, and on-site participation is free with admission to the Museum. 
 
Free participation in “Consider This” is made possible by the generous support from this program’s sponsor, The Enchanted Edible Forest at Cross Island Farms.
 
In April there will be three opportunities to spend quality time with Frederic Remington’s 1898 painting “Capt. Grimes’s Battery Going Up El Poso Hill.” Each session features 30 minutes of focused looking, consideration, conversation, and interpretation of the artwork. For the hybrid sessions, Museum Curator & Educator Laura Desmond will broadcast from the Museum, teaming up with a docent to facilitate discussion among participants. Active participation is strongly encouraged.
 
Museum docent Luanne Herzog will facilitate an on-site session at the Remington Museum on Friday, April 5 at noon. For the hybrid sessions, Laura Desmond will team up with Museum docent Kathy Crowe on Friday, April 12 at noon, and with docent Johnny Mróz on Thursday, April 25 at noon. To learn more and to register, you can call 315-393-2425 or email desmond@fredericremington.org. For ease of conversation, registration will be limited to eight participants. 
 
“All of the emphasis is on the equine and human actors in this heaving, muscular oil painting,” says Desmond. “Their singleness of purpose is emphasized by the constraining traces, even as the wheels of the artillery wagon show how near things are to rupture and disintegration. Embedded with the U.S. troops during their march through Cuba in the War of 1898, Remington learned that the outcome of every act of heroism hangs in the balance.”